Monday, 23 August 2010


On charter to Brostrom, the small products carrier WISBY VERITY was seen hugging the Renfrewshire coast as she made her way downriver from Clydebank, where she had been discharging a cargo of fuel from Eastham. WISBY VERITY was built for her Swedish owners by the Ferus Smit yard in Holland, and completed in July 2004. She is 116.4 metres long, with a deadweight of 7,479 tonnes. Her funnel markings are perhaps a little unusual, reflecting a bygone age when overloading of ships was not uncommon and the Plimsoll Line newly introduced. In those far-off days, some unscrupulous owners even placed the loadline on the funnels of their ships!